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"Hats off to the staff at this amazing resort, from the moment we checked-in we could feel the warm hospitality and genuine smiles wherever we went."
CHIN - September 16, 2019
John | December 30, 2018
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.6|
|Distance to city center||200 km|
Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"Beautiful, isolated desert retreat, rooms and facilities were also lovely, helpful service."
December 24, 2017
"Wonderful hotel in a unique location in the midst of the Empty Quarter dunes."
March 19, 2020
"Hotel is excellent, good location, customer service and people are excellent."
April 7, 2018
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, located in the largest sand desert in the world, provides exclusive rooms that are comparable to palaces. Offering 196 excellent villas, their clients can also access amenities such as private pools, outdoor terraces, and covered day beds. They are excellent for business and vacation visitors alike. Experience the Arabian lifestyle by camel riding through the sandy desert, watching bejeweled dancers’ dance to the beat of the drum, and soak yourself with rare Arabian oils. For business travelers, amenities like excellent meeting facilities capable of accommodating up to 150 people, a suitable environment for conducting business, and audio-visual equipment for presentations make for a conducive environment. A luxurious resort full of color and life, discover your inner royalty at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.
"Beautiful rooms, excellent food, great pool and, above all, ..."
March 19, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
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Dramatic location for a desert experience”
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort is a superb way to get an authentic taste of one of the world's great natural environments. It is far enough away to feel a little remote, but the journey is not taxing. Surrounded by dunes, the hotel has been designed with a real feel for heritage, custom and environment. Guest are free to walk off into the surrounding area, which is accessible and safe if a little common sense is used. Rooms are extremely comfortable, and staff well trained, friendly and natural. Whe we had a problem, they were efficiently helpful. The pool area is beautifully designed. Food is good, though options a little limited with one of us vegetarian. Breakfast superb. We were in a Garden Room - which is lovely unless you have a noisy family next door. The hotel were very accommodating in moving us. For guaranteed privacy, the balcony room is better.
5 star resort in a unique location.”
A 5 star resort 200kms from Abu Dhabi in the Liwa Desert. Exceptional service levels and stunning views of the desert make this a unique location for a no expense spared holiday. The facilities were outstanding, especially the comfort of the beds and linen, and the De Luxe Terraces were huge, being as big as the room itself. Beautiful pool with attentive staff, a choice of restaurants (although expensive for Westerners)and all the attractions of the desert make Qasr Al Sarab a memorable experience. Highly recommended.
Perfect Landscape ”
Beautiful place with amazing hospitality. I enjoyed every second because everything was just perfect. I have tried many desert resorts but Qasr Al Sarab is unique. The hotel is located into to beautiful Liwa Dunes and it has incredible facilities with the best customer service .
Dear Filipa, thank you for taking the time providing us with a great comment on your recent stay. I am delight to read your positive feedback and I will definitely share your comment with the whole team. We look forward to welcome you back one day for another amazing stay and experience. Kind regards, Adrian Stoppe General Manager
Fantastic Staff, Great Desert Location”
We just spent 2 days/1 night earlier this week, and I have to say that the facility and the staff were both outstanding. Many resorts around the world could learn from the training program Qasr al Sarab obviously puts its associates through. Every interaction across every area of the resort - and we tried just about everything - was exceptional and world-class. I highly recommend both the sunset camel ride and the sunrise dune bashing activities. They are expensive, but well worth it.
Dear John, Thank you for this review full of nice compliments for our team. It is so heartwarming to read that you have recognized the efforts and dedication of our team. It is always gratifying to know that we have been able to please our guests. It was thoughtful of you to inform us of this great news that you considered Qasr Al Sarab team as one of the best in the world. We are grateful for your valued patronage and looking forward to providing you another amazing experience. Sincerely, Axel Bethke General Manager
Wonderful hotel, staff and location.”
My husband and I had a most wonderful weekend, everything about Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort and it's surrounds are magnificent. I highly recommend everyone to go for a a visit.
Truly, a lifetime experience!”
Qasr al Sarab is much more than just a hotel. It is a real desert experience in the romantic tradition of literature and film. Our eight-year-old son is still talking about the sand dunes, the camels and the French fort-style accommodation. It is not cheap, but the cost is soon forgotten.
Dear Tom, Thank you for your beautiful review and for staying with us. I was very pleased to know how much you enjoyed your visit with us and would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the accommodation and service. It is with a smile on our face while we read your feedback and how your son was deeply captivated about the experience. Once again, our heartfelt appreciation for sharing your wonderful memories and looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again the not too distant future. War sunny greetings from Liwa Desert, Axel Bethke and the team of Qasr Al Sarab
One night birthday treat”
We had a very relaxing overnight stay at Qasr Al Sarab. We enjoyed the poolside food and drinks and had a lovely evening meal. I would have liked to have spent 1 or 2 more nights there in order to do some of the activities and check out the spa. The winding drive leading to the hotel off of the highway gives you the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere, which is a welcome change to the hustle and bustle of the city.
Great with some concerns”
Awesome setting, beautiful facilities. However, if after paying $600 a night you want some peace and quiet around the pool forget it. There were many families with small children here... the resort needs to set aside one section of the very large pool as adults only... There were children everywhere.. at the swim up bar too.. very noisy. Secondly, the prices for food and drinks here are astronomical. I paid $32 for a hamburger, and $28 for a shot of tequila. Yes, you are in the middle of the desert, but this is over the top in taking advantage of people.
Dear Wioletta, Thank you for posting your review. Yoru feedback about the price is duly noted. We will discuss it with our management for pricing review. Sincerely, Husam Khraisat Executive Assistant Manager
Fantastic stay with arabic touch”
The hotel is located in the middle of the desert surrounded by big sand dunes with a mythic atmosphere. The hotel and facilities are build in Arabic style. The room we had was clean and very spacious. (room with terrace/balcony) The bathtub was excellent (very big), the view from the balcony was great. The bed/mattress, pillows and duvet were awesome. Best sleep ever. I even considered to buy the brand... You can do many thing around and the pool gives you a relaxed oasis feeling. I can definitely recommend this hotel. Enjoy!
This is a special place. The resort feels like an Arabian oasis in the middle of the desert. Although it is a recent construction, it feels authentic and the architecture is amazing, you feel like being in an ancient fortress village. The food choices are all good, sometimes simply too much! Good service and nice activities, but do note that even very young children will have to pay for the activities. Mornings are best when it starts getting hot.
Beautiful desert resort”
I have visited Dubai many times and this is such a relief to be away from the city! The sand dunes surrounding the resort are massive and beautiful, with amazing vistas in all directions that can be viewed from all parts of the resort. I enjoyed horseback riding in the desert (a first) and certainly plan to return.
An authentic get-away resort”
Peace and escape from stress is what we desired and Qsar al Sarab delivered.
Dear James, Thank you for taking the time to post your review! I am delighted to hear that you consider QAS as the top destination in the world. Our dedication and efforts to provide guests with amazing experience has been our constant aim. Your kind words are testament that will continually inspire us to exceed guests expectation. Thank you for your compliments! Sincerely, Axel Bethke General Manager
This desert oasis certainly lives up to it's reputation! The surrounding dune scenery is spectacular & well worth an early morning walk, before it gets too hot. The service & facilities are great, as is the breakfast buffet & fine dining of an evening in the Italian restaurant close to the pool. My wife & I had a lovely entrée & main each, with a bottle of wine, for around AED800. Very relaxing & well worth the trip into the desert - we'd thoroughly recommend it & our only regret was that we didn't get a couples massage.
True sheikh's reatreat”
If you've never been to the desert and love comfortable life go there! Amazing dunes and fantastic service are offered by the hotel. We actually felt as if we were leaving close friends and family when we were checking out: stuff is extremely caring and anticipates all the wishes. Just wondeful. If we happen to come or live in UAE again, coming to this place again is going to be our must-do thing.
Awesome surroundings and beautiful facilities. However, paying $500+ a night I would expect a little peace and quiet around the pool. I know this is not an adults only property, but the pool being so big, could easily have a section for adults only.. There was a kid pool but the kids were all over... It was hard to have a drink at the swim up bar as it was full of loud kids.... Secondly, this place really takes advantage by charging outrageous prices for food and drink... The outdoor dinner, bbq was ok... but not worth $120 per person without alcohol.. just a few salads and grilled kebabs... A hamburger at the pool costs $32 and a can of coke $10, while a shot of tequila - I paid $28.... Keep this in mind when booking this resort... you can easily go bankrupt spending on food and drink.
Dear Wioletta, Thank you for posting your review. Your feedback about the price is duly noted. We will discuss it with our management for pricing review. Sincerely, Husam Khraisat Executive Assistant Manager
Amazing resort in an amazing desert location”
We stayed two nights there with my wife and have been blown away by this place. The location is in an amazingly beautiful protected desert area. The dunes are magnificent. Hotel is built in arabian style that suits the place nicely. Everything was great
Dear Guillame, Thank you for your review! We are truly happy that you had a wonderful experience in QAS with your wife. Indeed, the beautiful landscape of Liwa desert and the resort is breathtaking. Thank you for your wonderful compliments. Sincerely, Axel Bethke General Manager
I have stayed at several anantaras and generally the quality is excellent... this is probably my favourite stay.. staff, facilities and the general atmosphere was great. Food was top notch, we will be back.. can recommend to anyone for a romantic trip.. especially in a 1 bed pool villa, we felt totally in our own place allowing us to relax. And completely private!
Dear Christopher, Thank you for posting your review. I am delighted that you have chosen Qasr Al Sarab to spend your romantic getaway. My team and I are truly grateful to know how much you enjoyed your visit with us and would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the accommodation and service. We hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Axel Bethke General Manager
A once-in-a-lifetime experience!”
The resort has a stunning view of the desert. And the staff is very friendly. You'll never get bored becauce they arrange kinds of activities for you to choose, like camel riding.
Amazing experience!! Dinner at Al Falaj was a great experience. Food was delicious. Staff was incredible. By the pool, staff came around with refreshing drinks, cold towels, and offered to clean our sunglasses. We loved every minute!
Dear Debbie, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am very glad that you had a wonderful desert experience in Qasr Al Sarab. I can only hope that we made your stay an unforgettable experience. We look forward to greeting you again one day in the not too distant future and to the privilege of extending to you once again Anantara hospitality. Sincerely, Axel Bethke General Manager
Great Hotel in a unique location”
Excellent stay, a great experience overall. There are thousands of great 5 star hotels on beaches all over the world but this one, surrounded by desert, is truly unique.